Hi CS I have taken antidepressants on and off for years now.

There are different types so they all don’t affect everyone the same way.

Did they work before? If they are a different type you won’t know until you try them.

I believe that medication should be given at the same time as therapy.

Abuse affects everyone differently. I had a diagnosed mental illness before being abused. I didn’t sleep well the first few months after the final abuse and over 2 years later I still can’t sleep without sleeping tablets.

Eating is tricky. I struggle to plan meals and plan what to buy in the supermarket but I think that is more to do with the instability of my home life.

At the end of the day the choice is yours. If you don’t want to take medication try to find other ways of coping with your symptoms. There is a lot of information on the internet on coping with psychological problems and self-help

I use a variety of sources to help my mental health

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